Oct 21, 2010 — Hollywood has always been a place where the glamorous and the grotesque go hand in paw. Paula Uruburu recommends books that strip away the sentiment to focus on the darker side of Hollywood's mass-produced fantasies.
Jan 24, 2009 — In 1920s London, as the Jazz Age blossomed, an eclectic set of young socialites issued in an era of irresponsibility and gilded fun. Biographer D.J. Taylor documents the debauchery in his new book, Bright Young People.
Jul 1, 2008 — Jonathan Raban remembers his first encounter with the aging, aimless socialites of Evelyn Waugh's Put Out More Flags, a novel of cocktails, clandestine affairs and the looming threat of World War II.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.